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Old 03-31-2019, 10:09 AM   #1
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Storage of tires off ground.

I am considering raising my 25 footer off ground between trips. Anyone used four automobile scissor jacks then helping maintain balance support with the four feet and front hitch ?
So someone out there must have a system that they like and use, input please.
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Old 03-31-2019, 10:26 AM   #2
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Scissor jacks tend to not be very stable. You should consider using 6 ton jack stands and a bottle or floor jack to raise the trailer up.
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Old 03-31-2019, 10:28 AM   #3
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Or the combination jack stand and bottle jack. You only really need two of them. The tongue jack can easily hold up the front end.
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Old 03-31-2019, 10:36 AM   #4
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Just this morning I jacked my trailer up so there is about a 1/4" clearance for my new GY Endurance tires to stay off the ground, also taking pressure off the axles. I used 4 jack stands, 2 just in front of the forward wheels, and 2 just behind the rear wheels on the jacking points. (4 all together) I also covered the tires with reflective wheel covers I bought online. The sun here in Tampa cooks the tires. I pulled off an old set of tires and wheels and there was a flat spot on the bottom of the tire after only a few months of sitting in the sun.
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Old 03-31-2019, 10:39 AM   #5
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I use 4 jack stands and a bottle jack between the axles to raise. I usually only lift off the ground if it is going to be more than a couple months between trips. Now that I am retired and planning winter trips, I doubt it will be a couple months between trips now. The issue is the rubber rods being compressed for extended periods and taking a set. They like to be exercised frequently to remain pliable (like tires). My understanding is that compression will accelerate the hardening and potential cracking of the rubber.
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I always have my TV attached when jacking trailer for stability, don't trust my tongue on blocks while raising one side at a time. Just a piece of mind thing.
Raising tires is a good idea for long term storage considering reputation of trailer tires. I kept the old rims/tires when I upgraded so I throw them on for winter storage, putting my good set in the garage.
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Old 03-31-2019, 12:57 PM   #7
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Been searching around. Two of these sound like they would work. I would have to check them periodically but for the price they look like they would do the trick. I am a serious welder for fun and thought of producing something on my own but for the price and to just get the tyres off the ground, this may be my best bet.
What do you think chaps ???

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Old 03-31-2019, 01:07 PM   #8
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On second thoughts, after further reading the jacks above have issues. So this set looks like my next best option.
I have a 25 ft that is always stored dry, I am thinking two 3 ton jacks would be more than sufficient, these 6 ton ones seem overkill ??? Am I right or wrong ???
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Storage of tires off ground.

When it comes to jacking up something and possibly working under it, massive overkill on the jack stands is just good sense.

My setup is rated to support the total weight of the Airstream with just one. Not that Iím paranoid or anything, but crush injuries are thought to be painful. Better safe than dead, IMHO.
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Well I have 4 ◊ 6 ton stands under mine, so......... I like the very wide base stance on higher rated stands.
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Mine have a wide stance, and a steel plate on the bottom. Keeps them from digging holes in asphalt or soft ground.
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I am considering raising my 25 footer off ground between trips. Anyone used four automobile scissor jacks then helping maintain balance support with the four feet and front hitch ?
So someone out there must have a system that they like and use, input please.
Cheers,
James.
Two 5ton jack stands & the tongue jack...17 Seasons no problems. Saves the axles & tires.
Lift on the axle frame mount.👍 For storage only.

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Why?

No need unless we are talking years in storage.
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Why?

No need unless we are talking years in storage.
I disagree, but that's OK.

Years in storage is cumulative for compressed rubber degregation, not consecutively starting over each time it is moved. So mine has had 50 months in storage + the time in-season between trips. Sounds like years to me.
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